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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 432

 I wanted to give a small gift to an acquaintance whose little girl just turned one. I bought the plaque at Hobby Lobby last year and just used the font Jester for both the plaque and the bag.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 431

This card was made from a Wanda Davis SVG file. I made the cut out card and then tried several different things for the actual tulip and didn't like any of them. Then I tried a glossy red vinyl and it worked for me. But then I had this big white space to the left and no clue what to put there. It sat that way for weeks.  When I cut the Birthday Wished for another card I knew it would work on this card if it was cut from red vinyl.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 430

I warned you about the brown. :O) Pretty much the same as yesterdays card, just a heart instead of the I Love you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 429

Another card with brown and vinyl. :O) I used the cuttlebug on the gold,  I am not sure the name of the pattern of the folder. When you emboss the paper it makes it a bit trickier to apply vinyl lettering, but it isn't real difficult.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 428

2 Simple cards. I used brown paper for the mat, then the pink flowered paper, and then the vinyl words. I really like brown paper, everytime I buy paper I add to my brown stack. Now it is time to use up some of that brown!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 427

Each month I have 12 hours without my children. Stacy, who has helped us for 14 years, takes the kids for 6 hours every other Saturday. Usually my husband and I try to do something away from the house. Today he wanted to hook up the pellet stove in the barn/ garage so I decided to clean my room. I turned on TLC...I NEVER have the TV on during the day so this was a treat. Well, after 2 flip this house type shows the rest of the day was filled with hoarder shows. Holy crap. At my house you can see the floors and furniture, but there is still too much stuff. I want to be a minimalist. Once the shows were on, everywhere I looked there was stuff, stuff that I didn't need. I have tons of stamps, some very nice SU and CTMH stamps, and I hate stamping. I have enough card parts to make 1000 plus cards. And so as I cleaned I tossed. Not stamps, just card part. :O) I put a batch together for when Gavin is here because he can use 20 card parts on one card. I went through my stamps and most will be sold. I went through my card rack and have at least 100 cards for the veterans home. I spent at least 6 hours and I still have a long ways to go. I am getting rid of anything I didn't use in a year. And any card parts that made the save cut need to be gone in 3 months or they are out of here. Then on to the rest of the house.
The card shown today was made from card parts. It is a stamp, one of the few I use and kept. The little girl just makes me smile.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 426

This is another card I saw in a card magazine and decided to try to duplicate. The words are all computer generated. The number and hat are cut from chipboard and then cardstock and the 2 glued together. I made one for each year but some how skipped 2. :O)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 425

Pretty much the same card as yesterday. The it's a girl heart on this card was computer generated and I used a reverse print and cut. It is an easy alternative to a stamp or a print and cut.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 424

I was looking at a card magazine and saw cards that had chipboard lettering. A couple of years ago I bought 100 sheets of chipboard and I have used maybe 10. Of the 10 I probably screwed up 6 of them. And this card was no exception. The word baby  was cut from chipboard. Then I cut the same letters out of blue plaid paper and glued them onto the chipboard. Then I used versamark watermark and applied it to each letter, and then applied clear embossing powder. Then I cut a heart from the same paper and stamped "it's a boy" onto it. I matted everything with the dark blue paper. It was fun even though it involved stamping, embossing, and cutting chipboard, 3 things I try to avoid.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 423

So here are the big boxes along side the smaller boxes. I only did 3 patterns for the bigger boxes and only cut 18. I had bought a pack of 25 sheets of 12x12 black paper and used it all within one day, an all time record I think.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 422

My Scrap Chick had a cute file for Halloween treat boxes and I knew my grandson Gavin would enjoy it. He was here when I was making them and had to help , he LOVES "projects". I went a bit crazy, there are about 70 boxes. :O)  I wanted some for the grandkids day care, some for the second floor nursing staff at our local hospital, and some for special people in our lives.
Once this batch was made I decided to enlarge the pattern and make some for the grandkids and the great nieces and nephews. I will post them tomorrow.
With this pattern the eyes, eye lids, the red mouths, & draculas fangs are all cut from vinyl. At this size the eyes were a bit difficult to cut. I made about twice as many as I needed and used those that cut the best.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 421

This haunted house was another SVG file found on Brittany's blog and converted to a KNK.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 420

This pattern is called a shell box. Again, no memory of where it came from, but it was a free file. It is little, about 3 inches, but so sweet. It would be great for a wedding or baby shower. You could do it in orange and add a stem and it would be a pumpkin. It was cut on the Klic n Kut and embossed with the cuttlebug.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 419

I was trying to figure out what the strange lines are on these cards and it is a date stamp. Not sure how that got turned on. I am also  not sure of the designer of this file, I think Chris Durnan. I decided to try a few Christmas cards and hopefully I will find one that I fall in love with. We send out over 100 cards so it isn't somthing I do in a day. Everything was cut from vinyl and applied to cardstock.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 418

Here is the inside of the lower barn painted. It was primed one day, the ceiling and top foot of the wall painted white the next, and painted blue on day 3. My husband used a spray panter so it went pretty fast.
The card is from Wanda Davis, her moon and star card. The font was all cut from vinyl and added to the card.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 417

My husband got the inside of the barn primed during the week and painted this weekend. This is Gavin checking out Grampa's priming. I will post pictures of it painted as soon as I take them.

This card was a hodge podge of card parts. My dad use to work at a place where he got free calendars. So we  had all the calendars we could use. One that I had...from 1992...has all victorian pictures. I finally decided to cut out those I thought I would use and toss the rest. So I used part of the calendar, a heart that I had cut out for some project, and then put them on a red patterned card stock.All of the reds were a bit off so I did something I rarely do, I inked it with a vintage ink. It brought all of the reds together so they looked like they were meant to be together. I hate playing dirty...inks, glitter, embossing powder, but sometimes you have to. :O)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 416

Today is the Birth date of several of my friends and also my niece Anne...Happy Birthday Anne!
One of the group turned 60 today so I made her a special card. Not sure where I got the Groovy file from, but I didn't create that part. It was all cut from vinyl.
Today my oldest daughter Jodie and her two little ones and my eldest son Jim and youngest daughter Tashja all went to a petting zoo/farm. It was a beautiful day and the kids had so much fun. Every animal was touchable, most of them the kids went into the pens with them. They had a 900+ pound pig and a mama pig that had 14 babies.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 415

Today is a good day to remember hugs and kisses. Like most people, it is a day I will never forget. Many of the service men protecting our country were only 9 years old on 9/11.
This is another file from Brittany. I used vinyl for the lettering. I tend to use vinyl 95% of the time for lettering because it avoids the mess with glue. I have a "vinyl friend" and we often order vinyl together. We will get 10 yard rolls and then split them so we get to have lots of colors for 1/2 the price. And for most colors 5 yards goes a long ways.
I am sure my daughter will find some pictures of Hailey Grace to put on this page. :O)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 414

Both of these cards were made from the same file. The card on the right used a black matting and the one on the left did not. This file is from Mary at Mamaw;s legacy. She had lots of great files, some free, some for sale. I think she got into digi scrapbooking and stopped making the files and took down her sites. It was sad as she had some unique things.
This is the first of a set of cards I am making for the ladies we swim with. 3 days a week we go to an area pool so the kids get some excercise. There is a group of ladies who range from their 60's to 80's who are there at the same time. A couple of times a year I make them cards, usually about 1/2 dozen each.  They are so happy to get them and remind me of it each time they send one out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 413

This is another file from  Brittany.I used handmade paper for the background and textured paper for the rest.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 412

I cut this card using my Klic n kut but it would be easy enough to do with a paper cutter, corner rounder, and hole punch. Once again, the letters are vinyl. I have been using theGreen star transfer tape and I like it so much. It transfers with little or no rubbing and because it is clear placement is so easy.
This file, along with a bunch coming up came from Brittany. She has some great svg files. I emailed her to see if I could share the knk files but got no response. Her last post on her blog was over a year ago so I am not sure what happened to Brittany. So if you see something you like and don't know how to convert it I will share the KNK file.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 411

This card was made using the Cuttlebug with an embossing plus folder. I like the card but think that the folders are overpriced. The names were cut from vinyl and a little bling added to make it sparkle. My niece and her husband were married twice. Once in Texas where they lived at the time, and then when they moved back to WI they had a big wedding with all of their relatives and friends. This is for their WI anniversary.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 410

Happy Labor Day!                                I really need to work on replenishing my card supply. My niece wanted some baby cards and  I had very few to pick from. I made this card for a baby girl using the Cuttlebug and a stamp that I have of baby feet. It is simple but sweet.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 409

I made this card for my BIL who is 50 today. Inside it says "50 is not old, tree or not". The tree is a quickutz file converted to KNK.Any of the files that I have on my blog that I have converted I am happy to share if you want them.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 408

I made this card for my niece Katie who turned 19 on the first. It was from an SVG file that I converted. It was cut from vinyl and placed on white cardstock.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 407

This card started out as a free file from one of our Yahoo members. It was the Birthday part only and I added a welded "Happy" cut from vinyl and the little flower is a MSC file.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 407

Last penguin card...this week anyhow. I am just in love with these little guys. :O)
Happy Birthday to my niece Katie who is 19 today!